UKBA Glossary of Bonsai Terms - C

Subject

 

Chinese

Kanji

 

Image

 

Explanation

Cascade Style

 

 

 

 

 

see Kengaii

Clump Style

 

 

 

 

 

see Kabudachi

Chokkan

 

直幹

 

 

 

Formal upright style - The trunk is straight and evenly tapers toward the top. The branches of the bonsai must gradually become shorter and thinner from the bottom to the top, be horizontal compared with the trunk, or bent slightly downwards. The roots at the base of the trunk are nicely spread, the nebari. The whole composition must be in balance with the trunk and the pot.

Coiled Style

 

 

 

 

 

see Bankan

Collar

 

 

 

 

 

the position of the main stem or stems of a plant, which coincides with the surface level of the soil

Conifer

 

 

 

 

 

cone bearing tree

Containerised

 

 

 

 

 

having been transferred at some stage of development for purposes of sale, transport or decorative effect

Corymbs

 

 

 

 

 

 

Crassula arboresscens/ovata

 

 

 

 

 

not a tree but a succulent of which there are many varieties but arborescens is the most commonly used for bonsai. Pairs of leaves are offset at right angles on a thick corky/spongy trunk.  C. arboresscens is green and C. ovata is silver/grey green

Crown (of a tree)

 

 

 

 

 

all that part of a tree above the lowest branch

Cymes

 

 

 

 

 

a flower cluster with a central stem bearing a single terminal flower that develops first, the other flowers in the cluster developing as terminal buds of lateral stems.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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